Georgetown made its basketball program stronger today with the announcement that Don Carey will be transferring to the program. This will be the former Siena guards third college program, as he started his college career at Mount St. Mary’s.
Don Carey Transferring to Georgetown
This is huge news for the Hoyas, as Carey will have two years of eligibility remaining and he will be immediately eligible. What makes it even bigger is that Georgetown lost guard Mac McClung this offseason when he decided to transfer to Texas Tech, which left a massive void in the backcourt if the Hoyas want to make their way back to an NCAA Tournament.
What Georgetown is getting in Don Carey is a good-sized guard at 6’5″ and one who can stretch a defense on top of that. Last season at Siena Carey shot 38.2-percent from distance.
On top of being able to shoot, Carey is versatile. He averaged 2.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game last season. He also was responsible for 1.1 steals per night last season.
He’s also good on both ends of the floor. It’s not just the steal number, which can be misleading when trying to analyze how good of a defender a player is. What confirms his prowess as a defender is his 1.1 defensive win shares last season.
Will he be able to replicate all of those numbers making the jump from the MAAC to the Big East? Who knows for sure. However, players that put up those numbers at a lower-level can generally come to a higher-level of college basketball and play. There are way too many examples of it.
And if Carey does come to the Big East and can perform at a similar level, it will go a long way in Georgetown trying to return to the NCAA Tournament.
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